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Politics | 3/13/2014 4:21:15 PM

Crop protection industry urges stronger regulatory framework between U.S. and EU

BRUSSELS, March 13, 2014 --CropLife America (CLA) and the European Crop Protection Association (ECPA) called for a more harmonized risk assessment framework for pesticide regulations during the
Politics | 3/13/2014 3:51:01 PM

House Agriculture Committee approves budget views and estimates letter

WASHINGTON, March 13, 2014 - The House Agriculture Committee adopted today, by voice vote, its budget views and estimates letter, which outlines the committee's budget and

Politics | 3/13/2014 2:53:01 PM

Senators seek disaster aid for pork producers hurt by deadly pig virus

WASHINGTON, March 13, 2014 - Senate Agriculture Committee Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow, D.-Mich., and Sen. Kay Hagan, D.-N.C., are urging Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack to approve disaster assistance for small pork producers affected by
Politics | 3/13/2014 10:56:06 AM

Incidents of low-level GMO crops in traded food and feed rising: FAO

WASHINGTON, March 13, 2014 -- The increased production of genetically modified crops around the world has led to a higher number of incidents of
Politics | 3/13/2014 10:02:45 AM

Tolman to retire as NCGA CEO

ST. LOUIS, March 13, 2014 - National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) CEO Rick Tolman announced to the NCGA Corn Board earlier this week that he will retire
Politics | 3/13/2014 8:39:23 AM

Grain prices and farm income drop sharply in 2014, FAPRI finds

WASHINGTON, March 13, 2014-- Larger global crop harvests in 2013 have contributed to a major reversal of fortunes in agricultural markets, causing grain prices and crop producer income
Politics | 3/12/2014 7:20:53 PM

U.S. Trade Rep details goals of Transatlantic Trade Partnership

WASHINGTON, March 12, 2014 -- The U.S. Trade Representative's Office says the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (T-TIP) that is being negotiated with the European Union could help push
Politics | 3/12/2014 5:08:17 PM

Global farm subsidies decline, but still high, Worldwatch says

WASHINGTON, March 12, 2014 - The top 21 food producing countries in the world were supported by an estimated $486 billion in agriculture subsidies in 2012, according
Politics | 3/12/2014 5:00:43 PM

Lawmakers ask Army Corps for Missouri River flood prevention plans

WASHINGTON, March 12, 2014 - Nine lawmakers sent a letter today to Brigadier General John Kem of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers calling on the Corps to provide Congress with
Politics | 3/12/2014 1:00:31 PM

Farm banks prepared for declining ag markets, ABA report finds

WASHINGTON, March 12, 2014 - A new report from the American Bankers Association (ABA) shows farm banks increased their agricultural lending in 2013 and are prepared to
Politics | 3/12/2014 11:51:26 AM

NACD expresses concerns about possible NM national monument

WASHINGTON, March 12, 2014 -- The National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD) said it is concerned about reports that the Obama administration is prepared to designate the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks region in New Mexico as a National Monument. Such a designation would
Politics | 3/12/2014 11:23:33 AM

 Syngenta outlines Agrisure Duracade launch plan

WASHINGTON, March 12, 2014-- Syngenta will not launch its Agrisure Duracade seed corn—designed to control rootworm damage—in Canada this year
Politics | 3/12/2014 4:53:27 AM

Study: Narrowing crop diversity poses threat to global food security

WASHINGTON, March, 12, 2014-- A new study of global food supplies documents for the first time what its authors say has been long suspected: over the last five decades: human diets around the world have grown ever more similar
Politics | 3/11/2014 7:47:12 PM

Vilsack Outlines more resources to boost small, mid-sized farmers, ranchers

SANTA FE, March 10, 2014 - In an effort to help more small and mid-sized farmers and ranchers build their businesses, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced
Politics | 3/11/2014 4:46:40 PM

House approves bill to exempt some farmers from SPCC rule

WASHINGTON, March 11, 2014 - The House approved today, by voice vote, legislation (H.R. 311) that aims to ensure that the EPA's
Politics | 3/11/2014 4:10:57 PM

Kick off Ag Day with Agri-Pulse and USDA Deputy Secretary Krysta Harden

WASHINGTON, Feb. 28 - Help Agri-Pulse celebrate Ag Day's 41st anniversary and our 10th year in business. Please join Agri-Pulse on Monday, March 24 for our Farm to Fork Politics discussion, where United States Department of Agriculture Deputy Secretary Krysta Harden will join
Politics | 3/11/2014 3:06:28 PM

Senators press Froman, Vilsack on issue of common food names in EU

WASHINGTON, March 11, 2014 - More than 50 senators recently wrote to U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman and USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack urging the government to push back against
Politics | 3/10/2014 4:19:01 PM

Washington Week Ahead: Lawmakers looking at climate change, water rights, budget

WASHINGTON, March 10, 2014 - Lawmakers will turn their attention to an array of issues this week including climate change, water rights, the proposed fiscal year 2015 budget, support for Ukraine,
Politics | 3/10/2014 3:53:15 PM

Grain group says CFTC proposal would eliminate risk management tool

WASHINGTON, March 10, 2014 - The National Grain and Feed Association (NGFA) expressed concern today with the Commodity Futures
Politics | 3/10/2014 3:21:23 PM

In search of more workable whole farm insurance options

WASHINGTON, March 10, 2014 - Compared to the more popular options available to farmers and ranchers, whole farm insurance might be considered the Rodney Dangerfield of the industry. These plans, which aim to protect against low farm income based on
Politics | 3/10/2014 12:20:13 PM

U.S. soy exports seen reaching record 1.53 billion bushels

WASHINGTON, MARCH 10, 2014 - U.S. soybean exports will reach a record 1.53 billion bushels (41.64 million metric tons) in the marketing year ending Aug. 31, up 20 million bushels from the month-ago forecast and up 16 percent from the previous year, reflecting
Politics | 3/10/2014 9:10:06 AM

Florida citrus family exits the industry, auctions 3,000 acres of groves

VERO BEACH, Fla., March 7, 2014 -- The Kennedy Family, owners of Kennedy Groves and United Indian River Packers in Vero Beach, announced they will sell their citrus holdings
Politics | 3/10/2014 4:25:25 AM

With new farm bill, patience will be a virtue

SANTA FE, N.M., March 9, 2014 - Farmers and ranchers will have a multitude of decisions facing them this year - if they want to participate in programs offered in the new farm bill.
Politics | 3/9/2014 12:15:46 PM

U.S. officials not optimistic on trade deal before Obama Asia trip

WASHINGTON, MARCH 9, 2014 -- U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack both say the U.S. is working hard to reach a deal on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) before President Obama's trip to Asia in April but
Politics | 3/7/2014 3:44:27 PM

Senators set to pull all-nighter on climate change action

WASHINGTON, March 7, 2014 - About 30 Democratic senators will hold the Senate floor overnight between Monday and Tuesday to urge action on
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